Catlins, Clutha

Thomas's Catlins Lodge & Holiday Park


A converted 100 year old hospital with fantastic communal spaces, both inside and out.
We offer powered and non powered sites as well as a very wide range of rooms within the lodge.
A large guest kitchen, dining room and a huge games room with free pool and darts.
Free BBQ and WIFI as well as two sunrooms to enjoy.
Breakfast available from 8am until 10am daily.

The Catlins is the last unexplored region of the South Island and maybe New Zelaand.

Thomas's Catlins Lodge and Camp Ground offers camping sites, affordable backpacker and hotel rooms, based in Owaka on the Southern Scenic Route. From here, you can explore the charms of the Catlins.

The Lodge is in a 100 year old Hospital with a history of medical uses, from hospital, to maternity, to nurses home and finally as an old peoples home. Now it is the home to the Lodge and Camp Ground.


  • Barbecue
  • Internet Access
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • TV

Map & Directions

8 Clark Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand


We are located in Owaka, the northern most town of the Catlins. If you are coming from Balclutha or Kaka Point, turn right onto Clark Street. We are at the corner of Clark and Ryley Streets.
Clark Street is one street from the main centre of town.

Cancellation Policy

I agree to pay a cancellation fee of 1 night room charge to Thomas Catlins Lodge & Camp Ground if I cancel with less than 2 days (i.e. 48 hours) notification prior to check-in.

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